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Trump’s Cowboy Allies Say All the Pretty Horses Must Die

The administration’s solution to the problem of overbreeding mustangs on public lands is round up and slaughter, but this ignores more benign solutions.
By CHRISTOPHER KETCHAM

Published by The Daily Beast 9-10-17

 

On the day I visited the wild horses of Onaqui, in northern Utah near the Nevada border, the night had been very cold, but when the sun hit

September 11th, 2017|

Wild horse wipeout? Will years of propaganda win over solutions?

 

A July 1 press release from our colleagues at the Cloud Foundation is profoundly disturbing. If this tip is valid, then Interior Secretary Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management are satisfied that the propaganda against wild horses and burros has drowned out any chance for science and solutions to find common ground. Not only

July 2nd, 2017|

Help RTF keep its eye on roundups with on-the-ground humane observers, Nov. 17, 2016

 

On Nov. 2, the Bureau of Land Management started one of the largest roundups of 2016 at the Owyhee Complex in Northern Nevada (you can read more about the roundup here).

As of this writing, an estimated 770 wild horses have been captured and seven have died. Altogether, the BLM plans to capture 1,600 wild horses

November 17th, 2016|

Major Victory for Wild Horses: Federal Appeals Court Tosses State of Wyoming’s Anti-Mustang Lawsuit, Oct. 11, 2016

 

PRECEDENTIAL DECISION HAS IMPLICATIONS ACROSS THE WEST

 

 

To donate to the Wild Horse Legal Defense Fund to help us continue our fight for the horses on the Wyoming Checkerboard that are still under threat today, please click here. This ruling today is an affirmation that range management is about more than just wild horse populations on

October 11th, 2016|

Robert Redford: Euthanasia would betray wild horses, Americans who care for them

 

Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary and Preservation board member Robert Redford this week expressed hope that the Bureau of Land Management and Congress will heed the public’s outcry and embrace humane alternatives, both on and off the range, over the Advisory Board’s recommendation to euthanize 45,000 captive wild horses and burros in long-term holding

September 22nd, 2016|

HALTED~ Sterilization Research on Wild Mares

Experiments cancelled
 
 

On Friday September 9, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management withdrew its support for surgical sterilization experiments on captive mares in the face of public outrage and lawsuits by multiple wild horse advocacy organizations.
Return to Freedom has for months been urging BLM to abandon experiments that would have been dangerous, illegal and unnecessary.

 
 

“Although we are

September 9th, 2016|

Defend Captive Wild Horses and Burros from Euthanasia

Today, September 9, 2016, The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recklessly recommended euthanasia for unadoptable wild horses, to reduce the number of “unadoptable” wild horses and burros in BLM’s long-term holding facilities.

At their two-day meeting in Elko, Nevada, advisory board members said that they voted to support euthanasia to force Congress’s hand in the

September 9th, 2016|

Tonic of Wildness Event Photos

A big thank you to Dr. Kevin Beckmen, Steve Beckmen and Beckmen Vineyards for hosting this tasting event and creating the Red Roan Wild Blend to support Return to Freedom!

Thank you to our friends who came and enjoyed the afternoon and to our wonderful staff and volunteers.

There is still some of this elegant blend available!
Photos from

September 3rd, 2016|

Event and Art Exhibit and Event to Benefit Return to Freedom!

September 17, 2016 at Studio C gallery ~ SAVE THE DATE!

September 3rd, 2016|

Act Now to Defend Wyoming’s Wild Horses !

September 3rd, 2016|